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Estimator - BC Region

Reference ID: 1500004U
Full Time
Richmond, BC     

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My Career. My Company. My Legacy.

At PCL, you are more than just an employee. You could be part of a team that works hard, plays hard, and makes a difference in your community. PCL offers competitive compensation packages, and a chance to be an owner in our 100-percent employee-owned company. We not only reward you financially, but give you challenging assignments and a supportive work environment which promotes personal and professional growth.

Whether you are looking for a corporate or construction career, exciting opportunities are waiting for you. Our people have helped us stand out as a leading general contracting organization, which is why we’re always looking for new talent—individuals who can bring innovative solutions and thinking to every project.

We are seeking an experienced Estimator for our BC Region District office located in Richmond, BC.


    •Conducts a detailed analysis of the contract documents and specifications, to determine overall project requirements (bonding, insurance, etc.) and identifies any associated risk factors, including the monitoring of published addenda’s that may alter the original scope of the project
    •Completes full quantity take-off of all labour, equipment and materials required to complete the project as per contract specifications to ensure accuracy of pricing
    •Establishes a critical path schedule on the estimated milestone progress dates and completion timelines in order to meet the contract completion dates
    •Solicits pricing from subcontractors and suppliers for labour, equipment and materials, in order to ascertain the lowest price while meeting PCL’s safety and quality standards
    •Completes final cost estimate of a project through the use of PCL in-house software system, incorporating all labour, equipment, and material data, pricing documentation, overhead and profit margins, and produces a final tender submission for review and approval of Chief Estimator and District Management
    •Assists in the preparation of the final tender documents for submission to client on behalf of PCL in order to meet contract deadline submission requirements.


    •2 year college diploma in a construction related discipline
    •Minimum 2 years of progressive experience in construction cost estimating
    •Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word software
    •General construction knowledge; understands specifications, methods and procedures
    •Intermediate knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity take off procedures, sub-trade procurement, pricing and bid closing procedures
    •Proven ability to take a lead role on estimates $50 million and under
    •Experience on estimates over $100 million
    •Experience estimating a design build project
    •Experience putting together estimates for commercial, infrastructure & residential projects
    •Ability to identify risk associated with contract/project documents
    •Intermediate skills with internal estimating software system (BEST)
    •Advanced skills using Microsoft Excel and MS project software

Working Conditions:

The salary range for this position is between $55,000 to $70,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications.

PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide comprehensive and competitive compensation packages, the focus of which is to reward personal performance, merit, and effort. PCL combines benefit plans with compensation programs to make up the total compensation package. The total package includes performance bonuses, annual salary review, share ownership, RRSP, matching pension contribution, flexible spending programs, health care coverage, and relocation assistance (if applicable).

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

Vancouver Office

13911 Wireless Way Ste 310

Richmond, BC V6V 3B9

The PCL family of companies are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for, and we aspire to be the most respected builder, renowned for excellence, leadership, and unsurpassed value.

Let us help you build your Legacy today.

PCL Constructors Inc.

North American Head Quarters

5410 99th Street

Edmonton, AB, T6E 3P4

Posted: October 16, 2016
Closes:December 15, 2016
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